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News Headlines 3/29/2012

Posted by Matthew Liedke on March 29, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Ben Affleck attached to Warner Bros. political comedy film

Ben Affleck is now officially in to star in the Warner “Nathan Decker. The film was written by Dan Fogelman, who recently did “Crazy Stupid Love.” Originally Tom Cruise was supposed to be in the film however felloff the project, so Warner Bros. approached Affleck. The film is still looking for a director.


The film will follow a politician who is caught in an affair and returns to his hometown to confront his past.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


“Grown Ups 2” being made and will star “Project X” actor

Oliver Cooper from the recent found footage style comedy “Project X” will likely be joining Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Maya Rudolph and Salma Hayek in the sequel of the 2010 film.


So far only cast details for Cooper is that he will play a sort of frat boy.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


Butler to join film “Motor City”

Warner Bros. and Dark Castle films are now in negotiations with Gerard Butler to star in Albert Hughes’ film Motor City.


Originally the actor chosen was Dominic Cooper however he fell off due to scheduling issues, the same thing happening to Jake Gyllenhaal soon after, forcing the studio to approach Butler.


The film would follow “a felon who, after being released from prison, begins tracking down the men who framed him. “ Joining Butler would be Gary Oldman and Amber Heard.

Source: Variety


Relativity Shifts Farrelly & Wessler Comedy

Relativity Media has pushed back the untitled Farrelly/Wessler comedy from April 13th to January 25th. The new release date will have the film going up against the crime film “Parker” as well as “Battle of the Year: The Dream.”


The film features many raunchy interconnected stories with an ensemble cast that includes Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Halle Berry, Johnny Knoxville, Gerard Butler and Emma Stone.

Source: Variety


Hal Holbrook in negotiations to star in the film “PromisedLand”

Hal Holbrook is in talks to join the Gus Van Sant film “Promised Land.”

Holbrook, who just finished the Spielberg flick “Lincoln”, would star opposite of Matt Damon and John Krasinski. The film would follow rival corporate executives with one’s life being thrown into disarray after arriving in a small town. Holbrook’s roll would be that of an engineer in thesmall town.

Holbrook’s last role was in last year’s “Water for Elephants.”

Source: Variety


Director Paul Feig and actor Colin Firth both in talks tostar in The Weinstein Company’s “Untouchable.”

“Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig and Colin Firth of “The King’s Speech” are both in early talks to star in the film “Untouchable,” anEnglish remake of the French film “The Intouchables.”


There is no script written yet though the story is “Based ona true story, the dramedy follows a wealthy aristocrat who suffers a tragic accident that leaves him a quadriplegic. He goes through several caretakers before bonding with a young, troubled caregiver, and the seemingly mismatched due end up learning from each other.”


Feig is already lined up for films after “Bridesmaid’s” great box office run, they include the romantic comedy “The Better Woman” andFox’s “Garlic and Sapphires,” however neither have a date to start filming.

Source: Variety

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